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Creation Date

Spring 2022


WHY THIS SUBJECT? Shirley Wheeler was the first American woman to ever be held criminally responsible for having an abortion. I wanted to highlight the regression of our society by harkening back to a case from the past that I can see being reflected in what could be our future.

WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW ABOUT THE WORK? Every design choice calls back to the 1970s when Roe v. Wade was passed and when Wheeler was deemed a convicted felon after having an abortion. The color palette is reminiscent of popular '70s color choice, and the font was also created by a present day activist, Bonnie Siegler, who heavily focuses on the power behind one's message. Throughout the posters we examined in class, and element that I loved was how universal a message could be by putting it in many different languages, so I chose to do a similar thing in the background of my piece.

WHAT WAS YOUR PROCESS? I used Adobe Illustrator to create this poster and drew inspiration from the 1970s. I wanted it to be bright and in your face, causing people to take a second look and have to research the meaning of the message on display.


Defend Shirley Miller, gender inequality, uterus, ovaries, my body is my right, mi cuerpo mi derecha, mon corps est mon droit, ko toku tinana toku tika, min kropp är min rättighet, yangu mwili wangu ni haki, moje ciało jest moim prawem, moje telo je moje právo, мое тело мое право, 私の体は私の権利です, moje tijelo je moje pravo, ang akong lawa mao ang akong katungod, trupi im është e drejta ime, jidhkaygu waa xaqayga, 내 몸은 내 권리, corpus meum est, mijn lichaam is mijn recht, ang aking katawan ay aking Karapatan